Six charged in 'friendly fire' case

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The Independent Online
Washington (AP) - The US air force has brought charges of negligent homicide and dereliction of duty against an F-15 pilot involved in shooting down two US army helicopters over northern Iraq in April. The tragedy took the lives of 26 people.

Twenty-six charges of negligent homicide and one of dereliction of duty have been brought against Lt- Col Randy W May. Five members of the Awacs radar plane that oversaw the action also will face dereliction of duty charges, the Pentagon said. No announcement of charges was made against the second of the two F-15 pilots who took part in the action.